Although meteorologically the summer lasts three months, the heat appears earlier and leaves later. So be prepared to cope without resorting to expensive air conditioning.
Here are a few tricks that will help you get along with your body and the planet.
1. HYDRATE WELL
The human body fights heat with sweat. On normal days, we sweat up to two liters of water. On hot days, with intense physical activity, it can be as much as 8 liters.
The body is sensitive to this loss of fluid. With a deficiency of only 2% of the amount of water in the body, physical and intellectual performance drops.
The transport of oxygen to the brain and the cells stop working optimally, and the small blood vessels in the skin stop being irrigated, so they cannot adequately fulfill their function in regulating body temperature.
So you have to drink, drink and drink, even if you are not thirsty. From a temperature of 30°C we need to recover approximately 4 litres daily. Part of this liquid is provided by food. You should also drink at least 2 litres of water, infusions and juices diluted in water.
As you know, mineral salts are lost through sweat. If you exercise, drink a homemade isotonic drink. You can make it with:
- 1 liter of water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of iodized salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- A leaf of good grass or mint